5 apps to help drivers solve problems on the road

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 15, 2016 1:24:50 PM

Thanks to technology, certain problems that come with life on the road are receding into the past — no more unexpected traffic jams, road closures and low-clearance bridges. GPS systems and social-media-style platforms have come together to form useful apps to help drivers and logistics companies plan the most cost-effective routes and perhaps even find something to eat along the way. We’ve rounded up a few problem-solving apps that are worth a look.

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Choptank Transport CEO Joins Executive Advisory Council at Perdue School of Business

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 15, 2016 11:00:29 AM

Preston, Maryland - Local entrepreneur and businessman Geoff Turner has accepted an invitation to become part of Salisbury University’s Executive Advisory Council. An alumni of the Business School, Turner has transformed a small logistics company in Preston, Maryland, into a nationally renowned third-party logistics provider with five locations and more than 260 employees.

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What are the factors driving innovation in trucking?

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 7, 2016 3:29:27 PM

Regulations and a driver shortage have put the squeeze on carriers, which means some important innovations in trucks are starting to emerge.

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Finding Your Right Career Path

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 6, 2016 10:44:30 AM

Early in life, we're continually asked "what do you want to be when you grow up?" This question, although very important, can be frightening. The fear of being stuck in a dead end job you despise can haunt your dreams. According to Forbes, 87% of workers worldwide are emotionally disconnected from work meaning they're unhappy and more likely to be unproductive. So, how does one avoid being in that situation? Try these tips:

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Reinvesting in our highway systems: How our crumbling infrastructure hurts safety

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 2, 2016 8:21:46 AM
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Are we spending enough on infrastructure to ease congestion?

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jun 24, 2016 4:16:26 PM

Our highway system was designed to accommodate only half the traffic it carries today. Yet, the transportation funding needed to fix our crumbling infrastructure is not keeping pace with the need, and it’s costly to drivers and the entire transportation industry. In 2013, for example, the number of hours that truck drivers spent parked or creeping along congested highways amounted to 16 years.

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Choptank Honored with Wellness at Work Award

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jun 22, 2016 2:51:37 PM
Kat Roberts - Choptank Transport and Secretary Mitchell - Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
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5 Ways to Avoid Work Burnout

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jun 22, 2016 11:18:09 AM

We've all been there - the moment when your eyes burn, mouth is dry, and your brain feels like mush from all the stress. The term commonly referred to as "work burnout" leads to multiple trips to the coffee pot and constant 'snacking.' But not even these help. Feelings like these result in a non-productive day and a sense that you've gotten nothing worthwhile accomplished. Next time you're having a day like this, remember these tips to break out of that work funk:

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The Washington Post Names Choptank Transport a Winner of the Greater Washington 2016 Top Workplaces Award

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jun 17, 2016 12:03:24 PM

 

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Why Work Culture Matters

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jun 17, 2016 8:00:38 AM

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What Shippers Need to Know About the ELD Mandate

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Everyone’s been talking about the upcoming ELD mandate’s December deadline and how it is going to affect carriers. Shippers are equally interested in how, and when, it’s going to affect their bottom line.

 

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